Orgeron addresses Brennan’s decision, LB shuffle and more
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media in person on Monday to recap staff efforts over the break week and prepare for Saturday’s game with the Alabama No.3 in Tuscaloosa.
Here are some of the takeaways from the media session.
*** Orgeron has confirmed the news that the quarterback Myles Brennan plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Orgeron said he met Brennan, whom he described as a “teary eyed” back and forth where Brennan expressed that he had made the decision with his family that it was in his best interests to move out and trying to move on to a school where he would be the starter for the 2022 season. The news brought some answers on Brennan’s forehead, overturning the idea that Brennan might be done with football given that he not only plans to transfer and play elsewhere next year, but Orgeron added that a deciding factor in the decision is Brennan’s hope of still landing on an NFL roster.
Orgeron has confirmed that Brennan will not be returning to the field this year as he continues to recover from surgery following an injury that occurred a week before fall camp in August.
Brennan had been in line to fight Max johnson for the starting quarterback at fall camp, but injury pushed Johnson to QB1 before the start of the season. A year ago, Brennan made her first three starts and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark before sustaining a season-ending injury. Brennan, who signed with LSU in the 2017 class, spent her first season as a substitute for Danny etling before appearing online to be the sophomore starter in 2018. This offseason, Joe terrier transferred from the state of Ohio, and Brennan will serve as Burrow’s replacement in 2018 and 2019. After the national championship season, Brennan made her first three starts, but has not returned to academia since.
*** LSU plans to redshirt Garrett nussmeier, saving the team at Max johnson and the only real freshman in the quarter room. Orgeron said it was a decision made after speaking with Camp Nussmeier, and it means Nussmeier could appear in another of LSU’s last four games and keep the red jersey. Orgeron said they will see if this game is in Alabama once they hit the stream, but don’t expect another appearance from Nussmeier as he tries to retain his eligibility to give himself four more years. at university after that. season.
*** On the Max johnson up front he suffered persistent injuries, but it looks like the week off has been doing some good there as Orgeron has said Johnson is expected to be back at full speed this weekend. They will also regain good health Chasen Hines as the starting right goalkeeper, and Devonta Lee will also be available again on the wide receiver.
*** Orgeron addressed the news of LSU reserve linebacker Bugg Strong entering the NCAA transfer portal with Strong not having lasted a full season on the roster after signing with the Tigers in the 2021 class as a JUCO perspective. Micah Baskerville and Damone clark went from wire to wire as two starting middle linebackers, and LSU did not use the Clemson transfer Mike Jones Jr. very often. Orgeron said the next name in the rotation with Strong out is a freshman and a former four-star Greg Penn III. Linebackers like Jared Small and Josh White have both missed the entire season with injuries.
*** LSU will not only have Tyrion Davis-Price and first year students Corey Kiner and Armoni Goodwin available at the running back this weekend, but also in second year of Tre Bradford. Bradford, who played at LSU in 2020 and then transferred to Oklahoma this offseason before returning to LSU ahead of the 2021 opener, was previously ineligible as the NCAA ignored his multiple transfer decisions. Now he has the green light to be back on the pitch, which Orgeron said returned a few weeks ago, but he had since been kept in question with a lingering hamstring injury. Now Bradford is allowed to go on all fronts.
*** Orgeron was asked a bit about the week off, a large part of which was devoted to scouting and then recruiting. When it comes to the self-scouting results, Orgeron didn’t hesitate when he said it was obvious attack and defense were too predictable. âWe need to have more variety. Not a lot of disguise,â he said. “This part of the season you can’t add a lot of new stuff, but we haven’t made good adjustments.”
*** First-year student Sage ryan, who was LSU’s new nickel starter, will not be available this weekend for the Alabama game. Cordale Flott had been the starting nickel before, but now he’s starting at the cornerback alongside Dwight McGlothern given the two starting cornerbacks in Eli ricks and Dererk Stingley Jr. are injured and absent for the year. It’s unclear where the Tigers will turn to nickel now, and it could be safety Cameron Lewis, who has seen time in nickel in practice this season. LSU will also be without starting security Major burns Saturday, leaving Jay Ward as the only defensive back who is healthy and starts in his normal position. Flott, who has been a key high school player, is also hit but is expected to play.
The defense is also still without three starters on the defensive line in the ends Ali Gaye and AndrÃ© Antoine and tackle Joseph evans. In attack, a handful of names are still clear of injury, including the star receiver Kayshon Boutte.